Weight Loss Doesn’t Equal Health

I started health coaching six years ago. When I decided to pursue coaching, I definitely knew I wanted to focus on overall health without feeding into the diet narrative. I grew up hearing about how weight was the enemy, I heard the mantras of “3 meals a day with nothing in between”. I saw my … Continue reading Weight Loss Doesn’t Equal Health

Why I don’t know if I can be a health coach.

In May 2017 I had a surgical procedure to shrink multiple uterine fibroids. For over two years I had insane menstrual bleeding which completely took over my life. I tried unsuccessfully to heal myself naturally, with herbs, acupuncture and elimination diets. I repeatedly had accidents and could barely leave my house, my bleeding went on … Continue reading Why I don’t know if I can be a health coach.

How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving

Over the past few days I've seen a lot of articles and blog posts about how to not gain weight over the holidays. Drink a lot of water, use a small plate, wear a tight outfit, plan your meal…these are all suggestions I've seen. Some of them might be helpful in not letting yourself get out … Continue reading How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving

What’s up with nighttime eating?

So, what’s up with nighttime eating? Is this something that you’ve dealt with or are still struggling with? Because it’s definitely something that gave me trouble over the years. Something happens at night. Even when my food was clean and healthy all day, the nighttime is when it would all fall apart. It’s a lot … Continue reading What’s up with nighttime eating?

Are You Good Enough?

From an early age I thought I wasn't really good at anything. I was ok at a few things but didn't excel at anything in particular. I wasn't very athletic and I hated gym class. Those days in school when we were forced to play team sports were terrifying. I remember the boys getting annoyed … Continue reading Are You Good Enough?

How to eat out like a normal person

http://grooveanywhere.com/media/k2/items/cache/a522a6005d1cb428ea34ef1769cd7452_XL.jpg I was at dinner with a friend recently who is interested in losing weight. As she looked at the menu she asked my opinion on what food was ok. Was the grilled chicken a good idea, should she have the skinny margarita? While I watched her agonize over her every decision, it brought back … Continue reading How to eat out like a normal person

How to Forgive Yourself

This week is the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah. I'm not particularly religious anymore but this holiday resonates with me. As part of the start of the new year we are supposed to use the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to go to people we may have hurt … Continue reading How to Forgive Yourself

Exercise and Mood

Since childhood, I have suffered from depression and anxiety. For years I searched for the perfect pill to give me some relief from the darkness and fear that controlled my life. In my twenties and thirties I tried many different medications and “cocktails” combining different anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Few had any impact and the … Continue reading Exercise and Mood